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Roots n' Shoots

@ Oak Canyon Nature Center

Volunteer service

Like nature? Need community service hours? Grab your jeans and head down to OCNC! Come join us for 1.5 hours a week as we maintain trails and keep Oak Canyon looking good! Possible activities include: trail clearing, stream maintenance, non-native plant removal, and habitat restoration. All work materials provided.

When: Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Ages: 12 & up

Bring: A good attitude, any forms you need filled out, and a guardian to sign waiver.

Family Storytime

@ Cypress Library

Storytime and crafts

Sunday, November 5, 2018 : 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a unique, all-ages storytime featuring books, songs, music, activities, and a craft. Free, no registration required.


Train Rides

@ Fairview Park

Train Rides

Welcome to the Orange County Model Engineers Inc. Home Page. We are a non-profit organization that operates a 7 1/2" gauge railroad at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, California. Officially known as, Mackerel Flats and Goat Hill Junction Railroad, the club was founded in 1988 by a group of local railroad buffs. Currently there is over 5 miles of actual track winding through the park. A variety of trains run on the track and represent 1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" scale equipment.


Public ride days are the highlight for the club. They are conducted on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of each month from 10 am until 3:30 pm. In 2006 we gave rides to over 30,000 people. The club has a variety of engines and riding cars. Trains on public ride days are made up of 4 to 6 bench cars that seat 5 to 6 adults and children. Rides are free however, our club survives solely on donations from the guests and train enthusiasts that come out for a ride on our railroad. Remember, your donations help keep the trains running!


For Children to ride the trains, they must be able to walk and be at least 31" tall.

  • Fairview Park
  • 2500 Placentia Avenue
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: (949) 548-7246

Saturday, November 17, 2018 : 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Third Saturday of every month
  • Third Sunday of every month

Suitable for: 2+

Whale Walk and Talk

Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
34558 Scenic Drive
Dana PointCalifornia 92629

Next Occurence:

Saturday, November 10, 2018: 
Hours: 9AM - 11AM

Second Saturday of every month

Kids Ages: Suitable for: 6+

Admission Cost: $0.00

Parking: Free, provided on location. MUST RSVP

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